Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Posted on October 14, 2013. Filed under: Research |

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

“The REDCap Consortium is composed of 812 active institutional partners from CTSA, GCRC, RCMI and other institutions in 64 countries. The consortium supports a secure web application (REDCap) designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies.

The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely, and is currently in production use or development build-status for more than 85,000 projects with over 111,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium. To find out if your institution is already running REDCap, you will find contact information on the Consortium Partners page.”

The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (Australia) is listed as a consortium partner along with several others in other states.

From the Software tab on the site

“REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Using REDCap’s stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using 1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer; and/or 2) the offline method by constructing a ‘data dictionary’ template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap. Both surveys and databases (or a mixture of the two) can be built using these methods. REDCap provides audit trails for tracking data manipulation and user activity, as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R). Also included are a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields. REDCap has a quick and easy software installation process, so that you can get REDCap running and fully functional in a matter of minutes.”

From the Library tab

“The REDCap Shared Library is a repository for REDCap data collection instruments and forms that can be downloaded and used by researchers at REDCap partner institutions. Curated instruments have been approved for inclusion by the REDCap Library Oversight Committee (REDLOC) after review for research relevance, accuracy in coding and function, and copyright issues.”

162 research instruments are currently listed


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